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more than doubled the total number of early voters then. speaking of election history and how it repeats itself, 50 years ago last night there was this. >> next tuesday, november 6, is election day. i hope every american will turn out and vote. >> they did. the rush hour in silver spring was crawling with early voters thursday evening, undeterred by storm cleanup or broken legs. >> voting is our right. i would not miss it for anything. >> reporter: ters said they waited more than an hour to vote. why take the time to do it? >> because i want my vote to matter and i have been to eager to vote and get this election out-of-the-way. >> reporter: state-wide. more than 225,000 early voters cast ballots by tuesday. mitt romney and president obama both talked about the storm. >> when disaster strike, we see america at its best, all the petty differences that consume us all seem to melt away. >> reporter: that was earlier this week. >> i drove by a group of protesters today, out there chanting "four more years" our chant is "five more days." this is lime for real change. when i'm elect
like -- i'm alexis christoforous. >>> seems like forever but we're now a few days away from election 2012. >> the presidential campaign will be back in full gear today. 9news now returns in two minutes. stay with us. [ harry umlaut ] here we go. [ sally umlaut ] what? the five stages of muller. ah yes... stage one: suspicion. "it's a yogurt, how good can it be?" stage two: revision. "actually, this ain't bad." stage three: surprise! "look at this cool cornery thing! i love this stuff!!" stage four: desolation. "it's gone!" stage five: anticipation "i guess i could always have another"... "have you been through the five stages of muller yet?" "yeah, just now." [ male announcer ] muller. the european for yummy. >>> good morning. welcome back to 9news now. our time is 4:19. we're halfway through the week. more than halfway. >> feels like we've been here a week already. >> especially because you were working over the weekend as well giving us great information. and we appreciate it. keep it going. >> we still have more issues we're dealing with. not as many. now it's the discovery phase
can mean for the upcoming election. the mission is to keep you safe and protected. >> let's take a look at the mess sandy created in haiti. 26 people killed. others simply buried in mud slides. and that death toll is expected to rise. there has been 14 other deaths related to sandy. and sandy's location and path, let's get to topper. >> does it look like the storm will head toward us? >> i think so. i think it's going to make landfall somewhere between dc and new york city. and if it does somewhere in between there, the storm is so big, it will have an impact on us. the farther south, the larger the impact. let's start with the warnings. we're looking at a storm that has sustained winds of 75 miles an hour. it's a category one. low end. about 35 miles south, southeast of charleston. movement to the north at about 7. we're looking at warnings up to hatteras. essentially the entire southeast coast. no changes yet, but i would not be surprised tomorrow or at least by sunday if we get some watches, tropical storm watches and warnings even in the immediate delmarva coast. okay. let's
, less than a week remains until the big election. and neither presidential candidate is holding anything back in the final push. >>> out on the campaign trail, president barack obama out on the stumps today after taking some time off dealing with super storm sandy. the president wasted no time in confronting mitt romney's twist on bringing change to washington. >> he's saying he's the candidate for change. let me tell you, wisconsin, we know what change looks like. and what the governor is offering, sure ain't change. >> mitt romney is concentrating on virginia today as he was toning down his speech after sandy, but today, he was back on the attack. >> these are critical times, an election of consequence. an election where you're not going to shape the country for four years, but for a generation. >> and get this, according to clear politics, barack obama and mitt romney are in a dead heat tied at 47.7% of the votes nationwide. >>> a live look outside. topper shutt will be along in just a few minutes with a full look at your forecast. >>> right after the break, their fight against obesit
storm? with just sten days left until election day, it is almost over. we've had the conventions, the debates, and now some along the east coast are pordin are aboarding up while others are trying to vote early before the big blow they're call frankenstorm hits. it could threaten 64 million americans. we'll get the latest from our correspondents and weather experts. with the polls closer than ever, they still had a spring in their step and a smile on their faces this weekend. ♪ oh, baby here i am, ♪ >> i want you to know how optimistic i am. this is about to get real good. >> we now have gone through months of campaigning, wasted many tv ads. oh, yes. got an amen over here. >> schieffer: we'll get the latest from republican senator john mccain, and obama supporter mayor rahm emanuel of chicago. plus analysis from ruth marcus of the "washington post." mark leibovich of the "new york times magazine." bob shrum of the the "daily beast." john fund of the "national review." and cbs news political director, john dickerson. here comes the storm because this is "face the nation." cap
to tracks? >> absolutely. >> the election is only five days away. today candidates are focusing on the homestretch. >> president obama tour devastated areas of new jersey with governor chris christie. >> she's sick it and crying her heart out about it. >> i'm tired. >> unusual approach to getting goods over the border,ing agents came across the jeep as it got stuck. >> all that -- >> give me a break. >> you wear a belt i'll start drawing a miss. >> -- and all that matters. >> amazing time laps video of sandy slamming new york city. >> few more days and no power new york might get weird. >> on cbs "this morning." >> speaking foreign language >> when your city is flooding that's as bad as antonio [ bleep ] banderas. >>> welcome to cbs "this morning." i'm charlie rose in new york, norah o'donnell is in washington. the extent of superstorm sandy's damage has become clearer and more alarming, five a day. this morning sandy is blamed for 75 deaths in ten states. and about 5 million homes and businesses still have no electricity. >> in new york city many subway and commuter trains are
could strike the mid-atlantic and new england states by election day and last for two days. that storm expected to be as bad as sandy, but could bring high winds and heavy rain and snow to the interior. >>> take a quick break on a friday morning. when we come back, the gloves are off. the presidential candidates go on the offensive with the election just days away. this is the "morning news." there's big news. presenting androgel 1.62%. both are used to treat men with low testosterone. androgel 1.62% is from the makers of the number one prescribed testosterone replacement therapy. it raises your testosterone levels, and... is concentrated, so you could use less gel. and with androgel 1.62%, you can save on your monthly prescription. [ male announcer ] dosing and application sites between these products differ. women and children should avoid contact with application sites. discontinue androgel and call your doctor if you see unexpected signs of early puberty in a child, or, signs in a woman which may include changes in body hair or a large increase in acne, possibly due to accidental e
and for every one of those we will donate a dollar to the red cross sandy relief fund. >>> election only a week away. how did sandy derail plans for last minute campaigning for both sides? we'll have that. >>> plus three separate bombings in northern virginia and police say they're all the work of one person. the latest on this bizarre series of crimes. >> a trio of bombings in northern virginia has investigators pretty busy tonight. the first one in fredericksburg early this morning, less than two hours later two more in stafford county. our ken molestina reports on the series of blasts all believed to be connected. >> reporter: police and fire investigators in fredericksburg responded to the 3100 block of normandy street at 4:00 in the morning on tuesday. >> we thought it was a gas explosion or something. then we found out it was a bomb. >> reporter: a pipe bomb had been thrown through the window of this house. >> single female who lives alone, said she was awakened to a loud noise and came out of her bedroom and her house was filled with smoke. >> reporter: shortly after it happened again in
on the nation's usual employment picture before the election. ahead of the report, payroll processor adp announced that private employers added 158,000 jobs last month. this morning's report is expected to show 121,000 jobs being added in october. that's below the average monthly gain of 146,000 which has been tepid at best and analysts say the rate rose to 7.9 last month. any increase would mean that president barack obama would face voters with the highest unemployment rate of any incumbent since franklin roosevelt. >>> a federal audit is confirming a report this yore that found questionable practices by the agency that runs reagan national airport and dulles airport. the metropolitan washington airport authority. they accepted super bowl tickets from contractors and that the authority routinely awarded no bid contracts. the audit does credit the authority for putting reforms in place over the past few months. >>> sandy recovery operations in the area are winding down this morning thankfully a lot of people have their power back now. dominion virginia is reporting less than 10,000 cust
.9%. it is the highest number an incumbent president has faced on election day since franklin roosevelt. employers added 171,000 new jobs in october. 45,000 more than many analysts anticipated. and the labor department says hiring over the summer was better than previously thought. both president obama and mitt romney campaigned today in the battleground state of ohio. >>> with election day just days away the final push in the presidential race will be the focus of this week's cbs news "face the nation." joining us from new york is the host, bob schieffer. bob, does today's unemployment report in your mind favor the president more or governor romney more? >> well, i think the people at the white house breathed a great sigh of relief that it didn't go above 8%, which it has been much of this year. so in that sense i suppose it helped the president. but, you know, lesli, it's hard for me to see someone sitting around their kitchen table saying, i don't know who i'm going to vote for, but when those jobs numbers come out, then i will decide. that's not how people decide whether they think the economy is go
with a full moon, a formula for disaster. but not even a storm like sandy can postpone election day. today, new jersey officials said county clerk offices have been ordered to stay open all weekend to help process mail-in ballots, and in some hard-hit areas, military trucks will serve as polling maases on tuesday. with five days till the election, the presidential campaign is back on. americans appear to be back in the mood to spend. and after the storm, it's dinner by candlelight, along with every other meal. when the cbs evening news continues. [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ] [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do. who have used androgel 1%, there's big news. presenting androgel 1.62%. both are used to treat men with low testosterone. androgel 1.62% is from the makers of the number one prescribed testosterone replacement therapy. it ra
're going to take back the white house. >> we will win ohio! we'll win this election! >> reporter: both men know where they need to be and a new cbs analysis shows obama at 255 electoral votes solid or leaning towards him. 205 electoral votes followed or leaning towards governor romney. 270 electoral votes wins it. so they are campaigning in the same places. >> there are eight battleground states out there that either of these candidates could win. it will come down to who gets their voters to the polls. all about turnout as this race is in absolute dead heat. >> reporter: neither said much new on friday, reacting to the new unemployment report, up .1% with 171,000 new jobs created in october. >> unemployment is higher than when he took office. >> the company has hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> reporter: but sometimes this evening, they sounded alike. >> god bless you, god bless the united states of america. >> god bless you. god bless america! >> god bless america adds to something unexpected like hanging chads. this is over in four days. anita?
as the candidates swing through the battleground of virginia in the last few days before the election president obama is scheduled to hold a rally in bristol tomorrow night with former president bill cline toned and singer dave matthews. mitt romney will be in fairfax monday at george mason university. >>> a judge heard argument today over policy for poll workers. both parties have poll watchers and they are typically there to answer any questions voters have about what's on the ballot. a ruling is expected before tuesday, election day. >>> the most recent polls show the senate race between george allen and tim kaine too close to call in virginia. a survey just wednesday by roanoke college gives allen a five-point edge but another poll released the same day by cbs news, the "new york times," and quinn anyipiac university was also released. tim kaine revved up the crowd. a relationship kaine's opponent, george allen is trying to portray as bad thing. >> we want those dreamers. >> reporter: likewise, kin's campaign is trying to do the same with allen's ties to romney. the senate candidates are cl
election is just four days way and both campaigns are putting all their efforts into battleground states. the candidates are targeting those undecided voters, those who may be left and may be influenced by today's unemployment report. danielle nottingham has more. >> reporter: the president started his campaign day in franklin county, ohio, with some better than expected unemployment numbers. >> this morning, we learned the companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: and employers added 171,000 new jobs in october, about 45,000 more than many analysts anticipated. and the labor department says hiring over the summer was better than previously thought. despite the improvement, the president is still facing a high unemployment rate. because more americans are trying to find work, it ticked up from 7.8% to 7.9%. that's the highest number an incumbent president has faced on election day since franklin roosevelt. mitt romney says he'll do a better job if voters put him in the white house. the republican nominee is s
and cooler. election day right now some clouds and 52. and then well, i'll put a drop in there on wednesday. more mountain snow showers on wednesday and temperatures in the low 50s. there you have it. slowly but surely sandy is leaving us alone. but not out of here completely until friday. >> thank you top. >> exactly. bye bye. >>> coming up the woman known as octo-mom checks herself into rehab apparently having 14 kids a little stressful. who knew? >> but up next, mitt romney returns to the campaign trail while vice president biden stumps for president obama. >> and we want to let you know 9news now is teaming up with the red cross to donate to victims of sandy. all you have to do is "like" us on facebook and we will donate $1 to the american red cross sandy relief fund. we'll be right back after the break. >>> with president obama off the campaign trail right now because of hurricane sandy, both vice president biden and republican presidential candidate mitt romney are trying to shore up votes in the battleground state of florida. >> a brand novar via shows romney has slunk the president'
special story on why they needed their electricity back so badly. that's coming up at 5:30. >>> election day is fast approaching and the polls show that the presidential race is as tight as ever. mitt romney spending his day in a battleground state. >> and president obama is back on the trail after dealing with super storm sandy. danielle noddingham reports from the white house. air force one drops president obama at his first stop, green bay. >> hello, wisconsin. >> reporter: after three days off the campaign trail, the president wasted no time confronting mitt romney's twists on bringing change to washington. >> he's saying that is the big change. well let me tell you, wisconsin, we know what change looks like. what the governor is offering, sure ain't change. >> reporter: he easily won wisconsin. this year the race is much tighter. it is now an all-out sprint to election day. they concentrated on virginia on thursday. toning down the speeches after sandy hit. but he was on the attack again at a rally in the suburbs. this is an election where, you know, i think that we're not going to
's urging brought huge crowds to polling places today to vote early. election staff in maryland and the district were overwhelmed by the numbers they saw. long lines were reported in both montgomery and prince george's county. one voter told 9 news now it was an hour and a half wait at the montgomery county executive office building. in the district, early voting in the wards actually started today. election official reports they moved voting machines around to meet the unexpected. armando trull has more on the first day of early voting. >> reporter: many voted early because they wanted to avoid sandy-related drama. >> because of sandy, we wanted to make sure we didn't get shut in, so it's very important to vote, so we wanted to make sure we had our say. >> reporter: others were hoping to avoid long lines on election day november 6th. >> something may happen on the 6t >> reporter: regardless, it was quit a busy day and most of the precincts opened for early voting in montgomery county. >> there's a lot of people coming up. you know, two hours or more wait. >> reporter: more of t
. the economy creates more jobs, but not enough. anthony mason on the final economic report before the election. >> we're four days away from a fresh start. >> we made real progress these past four years. >> reporter: a campaign 2012 report from bob schieffer. and "on the road." steve hartman with children of the storm. silver linings in a dark week. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. 110. that's the new death toll from hurricane sandy, and it's not likely to stop there. bodies are being found today in homes as rescue workers reach into the hardest-hit areas. the pictures that struck us today were of justice one family in staten island, new york. 14-year-old kate at her grandparent's house. her mother, julie, trying to pull something recognizable from the rubble. and sheila and dominick trayna holding on to their memories and contemplating the future. the insurance industry estimates economic losses from the storm at $50 billion. second only to hurricane katrina. more than three million homes and businesses are still without po
the election will be released today. the labor department will unveil the unemployment numbers this morning. economists are expected that will the economy will have added about 1 -- 125,000 jobs in october. which would be enough to get the unemployment rate to 7.9%. it will actually go up just one tenth of a percent. >>> military trucks will be used as election day polling stations in new jersey in communities that were battered by sandy. they're going to be parked at polling places that don't have power and also extending deadlines for mail-in ballots because of sandy. return them no later than the close of polls on tuesday. >>> early voters in maryland have been spending some of their time waiting in some pretty long lines. some sat in lines for 15, 20 minutes. others for hours. early voting hours in maryland have been extended through today and they will be open from 8:00 a.m. through 9:00 p.m. >>> a nationwide man hunt for a suspected bomber from northern virginia comes to an end in montana. >> as mole mole tells us -- ken molestina tells us -- >> reporter: lawrence alan stewart the acc
. >> pelley: in randolph county, there's no escaping the second election since the great recession. nonstop, the tv promises a better day or warns of a worse one. folks around here have seen a lot of both. ( whistle blowing ) are we headed for recession or recovery? we went to the historic swing state of north carolina to find out. >> simon: the prosecution says you're a con man, a thief. what do you say to that? barry landau pulled off the single largest theft of historic artifacts in the united states: thousands of items, including signed documents by george washington, thomas jefferson, francis scott key, and mark twain. and for 20th century buffs... >> one third of a nation... >> simon: ...f.d.r.'s copy of his 1937 inaugural address. all of these were found in landau's apartment? >> all of these documents were seized from mr. landau's apartment in new york city. >> i love you, guy. i love you. >> who has a bigger moustache? hey, there's a good looking woman! >> pitts: shad khan is the newest owner in the national football league. >> i'm jaguars owner shad khan, and i'm all in. >> pitts:
. >>> with four days to go until the election, could day's jobs report be a game-changer? >> john dickerson will take us through the road map to victory for each candidate. >>> we begin with today's "eye opener" your world in 90 seconds. >> red cross should have been here. there should -- i have someone coming. >> anger, fear and frustration grow as millions spend another night in the dark. >> we could have died! we couldn't breathe! >> the misery on staten island is being felt by residents in new york and new jersey. >> we have no surprise. our kids are homeless. they're cold. >> millions still have no power. long lines for the little gas that's left. >> it's a dog fight out here. >> this is like pre-apocalyptic scenarios, you know. >> would you like to see inside? >> what does it look like in there? >> pretty awful. >> if you vote for me, we'll win this election. we'll keep moving forward. >> the sign out front is forward. i think forewarned is better. >> the good thing about voting early, ladies and gentlemen -- >> honestly, don't you want this election over already? >> october jobs robt
that the storm would delay this week's employment report. the last one before the election. but today, the department of labor says it will be out on time. amtrak is slowly restoring service along the northeast corridor tonight. but is still not operating through new york's penn station since the surrounding tunnels are flooded out. our bruce johnson started riding out the storm in rehoboth beach, delaware and is in north carolina and he filed this report -- new jersey and he filed this report. >> reporter: this is bruce johnson in as bury park, new jersey. it's been making a comebook and was doing pretty good according to the people who live here. until sandy arrived with 80, 90- mile-per-hour winds on monday. take a look at the pride and joy of the park, the boardwalk and look at what the storm, this hurricane did to it. it's raped the boards up and it's -- ripped the boards up and it's going to cost millions to repair all of this. as a matter of fact police won't even allow people to walk along the boardwalk because it's too dangerous. >> i can't believe the devastation. i've lived
the presidential race, the candidates campaign in the final days to the election. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, november 1, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. recovery is slow going for millions of people affected by sandy and the superstorm is not done yet. storm remnants triggered flood watch warnings from northern new england and mid-atlantic states. winter storm warnings for central appalachians and flooding advisories across the lower great lakes. 74 people have been killed by the mega storm at one point. 60 million people were without power. it's fallen to 40 million people. and back up batteries and generate ors are failing knocking out one in five cell phone towers. here's a timeline video of how some 650,000 new yorkers lost power. the storm rolled in. you see the freedom tower on the right. night falls. the sub station explodes. lower manhattan is plunged into darkness. mayor bloomberg said could it be days before power is restored. >> reporter: good morning. i'm standing in front of the entrance to new york's fdr drive. this is one of the a
impact next week's election. people rushed to maryland's early voting centers last weekend before they were closed because of the storm. today early voting resumes in the state of maryland and d.c. along with in person absentee voting in virginia. maryland governor martin o'malley has extended the deadline for absentee ballot applications until 8:00 tonight for applications received by mail or delivery and 11:59 p.m. for applications received by fax or e-mail. applications should be sent to the local board of elections. >> opening up at 8:00 a.m. on the remaining early voting days, which is earlier than the usual 10:00 a.m., and we will be extending those hours all the way up until 9:00 p.m. >> governor o'malley says that state resources will help to get early voting running again in garrett county. sandy dumped more than 2 feet of snow in some of those areas. >>> police are investigating a fatal pedestrian accident that occurred in germantown. sky 9 was over the scene where a teenager was killed on germantown road at west tear ya -- ways tear ya drive. the -- wisteria drive. the
not call list. of course it's too late for this election, but you can be on it for the next one. for more information on that, go to our website, wusa9.com. back to you. >> thank you so much. that's four yearfrom now, but you know how to do it now. thank you. >>> well president obama back on the campaign trail today with five days to go in campaign 2012. his busy day included a stop for wisconsin, nevada, and colorado. the campaign announced that they are planning to have a rally on saturday at nearby virginia. appearing at a jiffy lube live with former president bill clinton. >>> in the meantime mitt romney has several plans to stop today. he's due at virgin beach in about an hour. >>> and the last report on unemployment before the voting comes out tomorrow. but today, payroll processer announced that the private employers added 158,000 jobs last month. we'll get the official numbers from the department of labor tomorrow morning. >>> the federal government is paying for emergey transportation. and how a restoration effort in the aftermath of super storm sandy and those efforts, they are
on monday and partly cloudy. next seven days, we're okay on tuesday, election day. temperatures still in the mid- 50s. that's below average. but that's certainly nice voting weather. wednesday, a nor'easter, temperatures in the 40s. behind the nor'easter, derek, not that cool actually. 55 on thursday, and 63 next friday. >> so for the big walk-a-thon what is the event? >> the autism now walk should. what temperatures do you think it will be around 9:00 or 10:00? >> it will be probably around 40 with a little wind so dress for the 30s. >> be ready, my friends. we'll see you then. we'll be back in a minute. >> we want to hear what you think. send your e-mails to mcginty's mailbag. the address is mailbag@wusa9.com. 9news now will be right back. >>> in the mailbag tonight that little four-year-old girl we had on here a couple days ago not the only one tired of all those political ads from mitt romney and, what did she call him? broncho bama. j.t. is on the verge of losing it. i know there are only a few days left but i really can't take those political ads any more. can you hear me scream
and by reducing the ability of people to make a difference with their elected officials, and we see gridlock at the national level partly as a result of gerrymandering across the country which has made so many congressional districts noncompetitive in general elections, the candidates have pushed it to extremes in their primaries. the best example of this gerrymandering is a map. >> you brought it map in. >> i did. this is congressional district 3 in maryland and this district ha to be seen because it is so hard to describe. it runs from towson to annapolis in the east to silver spring in the west but excludes most of the area in between. >> so why does the governor want this? >> it's all about politics. it's all about trying to advantage one party over the other, but also to help certain democrats over other democrats, and that's why gerrymandering needs to be stopped. voters can stop it in maryland by repealing this map, by voting against question 5 and it will create the impetus for reform and for an independent risk-taking commission to get legislators out of drawing these boundaries bec
election officials say military trucks are going to be used as election polling stations in communities that were batrd by the superstorm sandy. the trucks are going to be parked at polling police stations which don't have power. -- places which don't have power. also exit woulding the deadline for -- extending the deadline for mail-in ballots, they need to be in the mail no later than closing time at the polls on tuesday. >>> some sat in line for 15 to 20 minutes or so and others even as long as a few hours. early voting hours in maryland have been extended through today. the centers will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. >>> the time right now is 6:38 and i am watching your money. despite sandy, 1.1 million vehicles were sold in october in the u.s.. this is an increase of 6.9%. plus, the destruction of thousands of cars, well that could lead to a sales boost in the coming months. for those who've returned to their storm damaged neighborhoods to find their cars flooded out, or buried. general motors and nissan as well as infiniti are offering special incentives and discounts on ne
out to be an october surprise for both presidential campaigns. with election day just over a week away, both mitt romney and president obama are canceling appearances and otherwise trying to steer clear of the storm's path. a magnitude 7.7 earthquake rattled the western coast of canada early this morning. there are no reports of casualties or major damage. a tsunami warning that was in effect for hawaii has now been downgraded ending the threat of serious damage. in the world series last night the cold weather in detroit had little effect on the red hot san francisco giants. as they shut out the tigers 2-0. the giants now have a commanding three games to none lead and can take the best of seven series with a win tonight. today is mother-in-law day and the new study finds that 50% of americans who have mothers-in-law report that they have a good or great relationship with her. how about the 50%? now for the rest of the country's forecast. it will be cooler across the plains and down into texas. some heavy unnamed storms are likely out west. the week ahead looks mostly dryer once sandy h
to execute change. and to make it happen. >> with the election just five days away polls show the race is incredibly tight. a new cbs poll of likely voters show romney is putting the lead very small. >>> brad pitt is putting money behind same sex marriage. he's donating $100,000 to the human rights campaign to help it support same sex initiatives in several states. that includes maine, minnesota and washington state as well as maryland. >>> early voting centers will be open again today in maryland. prince george's county executive rushern baker and other local leaders stopped by one voting location in landover, maryland wednesday. the wayne curry sports and learning center is one of five early voting locations in the country. governor o'malley extended early voting hours because of sandy. early voting kents in maryland -- centers in maryland are now open from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. through friday. >>> early voting sites in the district will also be open again today. the polls are open from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. today through saturday. the d.c. board of elections says extra voting e
in the gallup poll 5. >> el more? >> you can cite the national poll all you want but the election is all about ohio and the president is still doing well there. mr. romney went into this debate not wanting to win, and he didn't. but he wanted to reassure people he wasn't going back to the george w. bush ollis policies. no more iraqs. and he wanted to assure women he was not a war monger. >> uh-huh. >> talking about a peaceful planet and gender quality in the middle east. it is astounding how he has shifted his policies. in fairness he has two sets of advisers. reasonable people working for him and some who would like to reenact the bush years. i think he hears from beth the realists and that additionallists won out certainly in this debate. >> i notes you characterized him as mr. romney. the president did that also during the debate. >> governor romney. >> are you trying to deny him his honor , which trails him after leaving office. >> i was just helping him out. >> what are you saying? >> i thought obama was lucky romney didn't feel in a position to hit president obama on his weaknesses. i th
on the ballot this election coming up on tuesday. still, of course people here keeping their fingers crossed that we're not going to see the flooding. what is your expectation? i know 9:00 is a critical time this morning, right? >> right. 9:00 high tide tide. if it stay s below that 5 feet level we probably won't have to worry about anything. if we were going to get 8 9 10 inches of rain, then we were going to have to be worried. right now it seems like we only got 4 to 5 inches of rain so it's not a big worry. we are keeping the department of public works engineers down at bell view keeping an eye on the water to make sure because there's a possibility that we would have to evacuate. >> reporter: exactly. same problems if -- in bell view. thank you so much for talking to us this morning. that bond issue would -- it's a $30 million bond issue that would have a levy and pumping station built which would help prevent the flooding we see so often here. reporting live peggy fox. >> thank you very much. >>> our special coverage of super storm sandy continues. right now we want to take you out the
tuesday's presidential election. >> president obama leads governor romney in ohio. in virginia the president holds a two point lead. however his republican challenger has an edge with independent voters. and in florida governor romney has cut the president's nine-point advantage last month to just one-point. jan crawford is in tampa covering the romney campaign. jan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, norah. romney has been keeping a pretty low profile over the past couple of days as he's been trying to walk this fine line between maintaining a public presence while the east coast was guesting battered by hurricane sandy. but now we got six days left. he's back on the campaign trail here in florida. he's got a rally later morning. you see his campaign plane in the background. he's hoping to build that momentum, continue build the momentum and as you said our poll shows he's picked up a lot of ground here. romney arrived in florida tuesday night ahead of three campaign events here today. he'll be join by senator marco rubio and former florida governor jeb bush as he
on monday. watching the storm on election day, and low 50s. right now we'll just say cloudy and low 50s. >> that's why i did the early voting thing today. >> smart man. >> yes. we'll be back in a minute. >> 9 news now will be right back. 9 news now is sponsored in part by michael and son. if you can't, we can. >> in the mail bag tonight, sandy the super-storm that smacked us around but put the serious beatdown on our neighbors to the north in new york and new jersey. if your lights never went out, our good friend john from chantilly said give credit to the storm from over the summer. the reasoning is the der etcho in june took down the weaker trees and some of the infrastructure was replaced. that left more infrastructure for sandy to damage and the bright lining for a devastating storm. make some sense, john. there have to be a finite number of weak trees at one time and that herd has been thinned around here. and walton from virginia who said he is 91, had this to say. i believe god has spoken. god has given d.c. a washing. it is time to clean up washington. we survived sandy but neve
on monday. and election day right now looks kind of cloudy. we'll keep it dry and chilly with highs in the low 50s. kristen will be back with sports after this. >>> and now 9 sports with kristen berset. >> robert griffin iii has told us time and again he's his own person. he's unlike anyone else. but on the field he's always being compared to others. well, we get to see the two of them side by side this weekend. the skins return home to host the carolina panthers and last year's rookie of the year. rgiii obviously tired of getting compared but says if it must be done, there's others he would rather be connected to. >> we do run similar schemes. there's a lot of similarities. but, i don't know, i would rather be compared to erin rogers or a guy like that. someone who has won super bowls. you want to go out there and win. that's our biggest goal here. so that's what this game is all about. it's not about me versus cam newton. it's about us getting a win. >> and this weekend also marks the redskin's 80th anniversary celebration during their annual homecoming game the skins will wear th
impact next week's election. >> people rushed to maryland's early voting centers last week ahead of the storm. today early voting will resiewp in maryland and -- resume in maryland and the district of columbia along with in person absentee voting in virginia. governor o'malley has also extended the deadline for absentee ballot applications. it's 11:59 p.m. for applications received by fax or e-mail. applications should be sent to the local board of elections. >> opening up at 8:00 a.m. on the remaining early voting days which is earlier than the usual 10:00 a.m. and we will be extending those hours all the way up until 9:00 p.m. >> the governor also announced state resources will help out to get early voting running again in garrett county where sandy dumped more than 2 feet of snow in some spots. we just showed you the pretty pictures. >>> here are the latest power outage numbers. pepco has 501 outages. dominion power has more than 20,000 outages across northern virginia. bge more than 31,000 outages south of baltimore mostly in anne arundel county. potomac edison more than 35,0
, too. >>> superstorm sandy may enimpact next week's election. >> people rushed to maryland's early voting centers last weekend before they were shut down because of the storm. today early voting resumes in maryland and the district of columbia along with in person absentee voting in virginia. maryland governor martin o'malley has also extended the deadline for absentee ballot applications. it is now today until 8:00 p.m. for applications received by mail or delivery. and 11:59 p.m. for applications received by fax or e-mail. all applications should be sent to the local board of elections. >> opening up at 8:00 a.m. on the remaining early voting days which is earlier than the usual 10:00 a.m., and we will be extending those hours all the way up until 9:00 p.m. >> governor o'malley also announced state resources will help get -- will help out to get early voting running again in garrett county. that's where sandy dumped more than 2 feet of snow in some spots. >>> today airlines will start the process of returning to normal after sandy. >> but it could take a while with one of new yor
. >> pelley: john, thanks very much. the hurricane, of course, has overshadowed the presidential election. but it is coming just the same in just six days. polls show president obama and mitt romney in a virtual tie nationally. in swing states that will tip the balance, a new quinnipiac university cbs news/"new york times" poll finds the president ahead by two points in virginia, 49% to 47%. he leads by five points in ohio, 50% to 45%. and the president is ahead by a single point in florida. 48% to 47%. mitt romney took his campaign to florida today, and he was joined by senator marco rubio. he refraind from attacking the president directly, leaving that to former governor jeb bush. something found here in breezy point in the ashes of a burned out home, brings the owner to tears. we'll have her story next. , e c, you know it can be hard to bremy copd symptomsontrol by keeping my airways open for 24 hours. plus, it reduces copd flare-ups. spiriva is the only once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment that does both. spiriva handihaler tiotropium bromide inhalation powder does not replac
of hurricane sandy. they can't exactly shut down their campaign a week ever election day. president obama and mitt romney have canceled events for today. >>> we are back at 6:35. this is always the place to get your weather first. look at the surf again kicking up. that's in delaware. that's where kristen fisher has been located the last few days. >> that looks almost like a nice beach day. >> exactly. >> i have a question that's not exactly -- well, it's weather related. can you guess why more trees didn't come down? >> i think a lot of the leaves had come off of the trees north and eastful they can catch the wind but they get more resistance. >> did we have the drenching rain? that's what i was told. >> we had drenching rain. i just heard a report in saint mary's county, 8 and a half inchings. thank you for that. >> what about here in the city? >> about of inches of rain. we had record national. our draught is pretty much done. we got a 2.5 inch instead of 8 inch deficit. they are draught busters. >> a lot of the weak trees will come down over the last few storms. >> i can't recollect
come together in times of crisis. >>> and one week from today one of the two men will be elected the president for the next four years and of course a lot of americans have decided to take advantage of early voting. and today, maryland governor martin o'malley announced it will resume across the state tomorrow. you know it was canceled yesterday and today because of the weather being so bad and to help make up for the lost time the hours are being extended from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and they're adding a whole extra day for early voting that would be this friday. >>> she may not be a hurricane anymore, but we are still tracking the impacts of what was sandy tonight. thank you for joining us. >> we want to start you off with some of the headlines out of the storm at this hour. >> first off, we can tell you the federal government will be open for business as usual tomorrow. however, employees will have the option of using unscheduled leave of working from home -- or working from home. >> now from schools, we've heard from alexandria and mo
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